Thanks for such an exciting season, guys. See you next fall.
Btw, how did I manage to get through a whole football season without Deadspin coverage?
It’s been quite a languorous Sunday here at MI Manor, folks. The official MI Husband and I celebrated his birthday last night with a verrry nice dinner at CafÃƒÂ© Matisse, a funky little restaurant in Rutherford that features Matisse paintings on vivid walls, shabbily elegant furniture, and a proprietor with a rug that would shame Burt Reynolds. “Wait!” you say, “You weren’t home watching the Saints’ historic game?! After all your talk?!” Correct-a-mundo, dear reader, but our dinner conversation was peppered with, “I wonder how the Saints are doing” and “I’m going to kill Carney if he’s blowing it for them.” Surely that counts for something.
Despite our few lapses from complete meal-mindfulness, it was the wonderful dining experience we’ve come to expect from CafÃƒÂ© Matisse.
The restaurant is BYO, so we stopped in at the little wine store conveniently located on the premises before being seated. With the help of the owner, we decided on a delicious pinot noir to complement our dinner. (If one of us can remember the name, I’ll be sure to post it, but ummmm … did I mention we drank the whole bottle? Ah, well.)
Since our last visit — one year ago in […]
My mom isn’t the only one who thinks Nick Saban is an unsavory character.
Saban is the latest and perhaps greatest example, if only because he took such umbrage at being asked about the Alabama job that he wasn’t interested in (until he was). It required an impressive reservoir of gall to refute angrily questions designed to learn the truth, as if they were unfair attacks on the coach’s piety.
Last week Saban said, “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.”
This week, when the topic didn’t go away — because, clearly, it shouldn’t have — he got snippy.
“I’m not talking about any of that stuff,” he said. “And I’d appreciate the courtesy of it not being asked.”
If you could put a subtitle on that it would read: “My gosh, people, I’m trying to avoid the subject. How dare you not play along with me? Just because I’ve been lying my eyeballs out, I won’t let you paint me into a corner. So it’s time to make you all look like jerks for badgering me. Bad manners, all of you!”
And Yahoo Sports:
Bryant and Gene Stallings were dignified men of supreme loyalty who had a love […]
Bummer, but it’s good to know I’m not alone:
My roommates and I are huge Ed Hochuli fans! We’d like to know where he is each week (the Hochu-watch). Is the assignment schedule for referees open to the public? How exactly does the scheduling work? –Chris Diya, Chicago
I am sure that Ed will be glad to hear that he has so many fans watching his games each week. You will have to search the games on Direct TV to find Ed because the schedules of officials are not published. Generally, an official sees a team no more than twice during the season with at least five weeks between these games.